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The Miracle of John Paul II

October 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney, FEATURED

The Miracle of John Paul II Moments after Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, 2005, the chant “Santo subito! Santo subito!” “Sainthood now!” begins from the sad, but somehow exhilarated, crowd in St. Peter’s Square. Through all the events that are part of burying a pope, it continues. Through all this, in the south of France, Sr. Marie Simon-Pierre’s struggle with Parkinson’s is not going well. For some time... Read More

127. The Hard Road to Jerusalem (Mark 10:32-45)

October 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“Poverty is true riches. So precious is poverty that God’s only-begotten Son came on earth in search of it. In heaven he had superabundance of all goods. Nothing was lacking there but poverty.” – St. Anthony of Padua Mark 10:32-45: They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem; Jesus was walking on ahead of them; they were in a daze, and those who followed were apprehensive. Once more taking the Twelve aside he began... Read More

Is salvation possible outside of the Catholic Church?

October 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Show Notes, Spiritual Direction

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 7 Are Catholics obligated to believe in apparitions? Is salvation possible outside of the Catholic Church? Join Dan and Stephanie Burke in part seven of a series of interviews with Dr. Gerard Verschuuren about his book, Forty Anti-Catholic Lies, to shed light on these questions about the Faith. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Are Catholics required to believe in Marian apparitions? Is salvation... Read More

Various Forms of the Apostolate

Various Forms of the Apostolate   Presence of God – O Jesus, teach me to pray, suffer, and work with You for the salvation of souls. MEDITATION When we speak of the apostolate, we think almost exclusively of external activity; this is certainly necessary, but it is not the only kind of apostolate. We must always bear in mind that Jesus saved us not only by the activity of the last three years of His life, which were dedicated... Read More

A Martyrdom of Love

October 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Canonizations, Claire Dwyer, Family, FEATURED, Motherhood

    Pope Paul VI with Archbishop Oscar Romero, both of whom will be canonized Sunday, October 14, 2018, in Rome. Editor/Author's note: This post was written three years ago, as the cause for Archbishop Romero's canonization was moving forward.  On Sunday, he will be canonized along with Pope Paul IV in Rome.  In view of that, I thought it was worth revisiting the theme of martyrdom which he brought into a new light... Read More

The Revolution We Must Win

October 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, FEATURED, Rosary

So much of me just wanted to reprint my May 21, 2018 article because its relevance has only increased since that time. But October is the historical month of reformation  (Oct 31, 1517) and revolution (Russian revolution of 1917) and realizing this is more important now than ever with the diabolical revolution from within the Church and the spirit of revolution sweeping through America. However, October is more about revealing... Read More

What is contemplative prayer?

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about contemplative prayer, practicing the presence of God, living out a holy marriage, and performing penance. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is contemplative prayer? What is the best way to practice the presence of God? When someone is in an unequally yoked marriage, how can they best reach out to their spouse and live out their faith to make sure the children... Read More

The Power of Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative prayer has immense power against all kinds of evil. This silent movement of the heart unveils self-contradictions and rash judgments that threaten one's own integrity and, at the same time, this vulnerability to God is healing balm for the integrity of others. This deep stillness of spirit allows God to establish one's whole being in His very Presence so deeply that one cannot remotely guess how profoundly hidden... Read More

A Hermit at Prayer: Part 15 Mini-Course on Prayer

October 11, 2018 by  
Filed under David Torkington, Prayer

Hermit Praying: growing in prayer post

Mini-Course on Prayer Section 2  Christian Meditation Part 15 -A Hermit at Prayer   Editor's Note: In part 14, David Torkington discussed Mystical Premonitions.  Today, he shares the wisdom of a hermit on the importance of silence and how to meditate on the Gospels. In the following example of a hermit at prayer you can see how traditional meditation comes to its high point in silence. It is here when contemplating some... Read More

Forgiveness and Contemplation in Prayer

October 10, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney, FEATURED

Forgiveness and Contemplation in Prayer  One obstacle to beginning to pray and living within is the struggle to forgive. Whenever someone hurts us in a serious way, there is a spiritual wound that remains. As we begin to pray, we commonly find ourselves going back over these wounds again and again. What is most frustrating is that many times we thought we had already forgiven the person who hurt us. But when the memory comes... Read More

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